To obtain a challenging position in the public accounting field that would enable me to utilize my knowledge of GAAP and IFRS, analytical skills, ability to think creatively to find answers, and enthusiasm to learn new things.
Senior Accountant General Ledger March 2006 to CurrentSKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP － White Plains, NY
Reconcile various balance sheet accounts not limited to cash and liability accounts, including bank statements, for the purpose of maintaining the accuracy of the general ledger in accordance with cash, GAAP, and various international tax legislative basis.
In addition, review and analysis of the entries from the original accounting source is required if a variance from the general ledger is found, which includes discussion with specialists in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and tax department to resolve the discrepancy.
Review and analyze international payrolls including Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Vienna offices and upload into Aderant/CMS for posting into the general ledger.
Analyze and review domestic and international payroll coding details for general ledger accuracy, as the payroll coding detail is modified from time to time, and maintain accurate records and supporting materials for payroll schedules that are entered into the general ledger.
Resolve currency fluctuation issues and record gains/losses related to currency exchange rates for the international offices of the firm by using currency mode journal entries.
Analyze expatriate expenditures on monthly basis to be reported on W-2 form.
Prepare initial K-1 schedules to be filed by tax department Prepare month-end various accrual journal entries including base wage, bonus, occupancy, prepaid property insurance, telecommunications, and catering accruals.
Prepare and analyze expense allocations from firm general to local offices on a monthly basis.
Prepare monthly financial statements, which are shared with the partners and management of the firm.
Assist in translation of various fixed asset invoices from Seoul and Tokyo office and other Asian offices' travel expense reports.
Notable accomplishments: Found material misstatement in prepaid property insurance for the first quarter of '08 and made prospective adjustments to the related general ledger accounts.
Provided clarity in Japanese payroll systems associated with health, welfare, and childcare allowance to the management and made prospective adjustments to the related general ledger accounts.
Accountant January 2005 to March 2006VALJEAN 5425 CORPORATION DBA LA RADIANT － New York, NY
Maintain financial records in accordance with GAAP to be reported to a parent company and investors.
Analyze & reconcile G/L accounts and prepare semi-annual, and end year B/S, I/S, and statement of cash flows Coordinate with warehouse manager to ensure daily shipping schedules.
Communicate with outside company's designated CPAs when tax issues arise.
Establish master employee payroll record file for information entry into payroll system.
Receive & compute hours, make deductions for 401K, health insurance, and other adjustments thru Paychex Prepare loan applications and maintain factoring arrangements with A/R schedule.
Assist in training, guidance and coordination of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other departments and site personnel.
Performed semi-annual inventory valuation.
Notable accomplishments: Assisted in development of accounting control and procedures.
Implemented new chart of accounts, customer list, and vendor list and restructured accounting system.
Financial Analyst August 2002 to January 2005MONEY MARKETING, INC － Hackensack, NJ
Manage and forecast funds for Palm Desert National Bank sponsored 350 ATM terminals averaging 2.5 million on a weekly basis.
Reconcile & settle, and act as lead accountant for Innobeta Systems, Inc., (affiliate of Money Marketing, Inc.).
Prepare monthly Profit and Loss reports as to surcharge and interchange.
Analyze communication and armor carrier expenses as a temporary M&A team member during due diligence procedure of ATM World Corp.
Analyze processing costs and network fees in terms of EFTs.
Prepare audit work papers, confirmations and other documentation to make the audit efficient and hold don audit fees in connection with annual audit.
Perform analysis of general ledger accounts; prepared journal entries and adjustments to facilitate closings.
Assist in the preparation of full financial statements and footnotes for investors and lenders.
Review work of staff and operations to assure that certain daily procedures and reconciliations were performed routinely according to policies and procedures.
Translate and prepare documents pertaining to defective parts of ComNet ATM Series assembled and distributed by Nextran Industries, a subsidiary company of Chungho ComNet Co., Ltd.
Consult private investors and customer services.
Notable accomplishments: Created an Excel template for choosing proper types of ATMs for a specific location with various factors such as surrounding population, average one time dispense amount, size of cassette, etc - This allowed time saving and saved service cost by 15%.
Bachelor of Business Administration : Accounting, August 2002TEMPLE UNIVERSITYAccounting Audit Project: "Identifying potential risks that would impact the audit of Xerox Corp."
Select Courses: Advance Accounting, Accounting Information System, Auditing & Assurance Services, Taxation
Vice President, APS (Accounting Professional Society), 2001 - 2002
Certified Public Accountant, New York State, Date of issued: 03/04/2015, License number: 117205